2018 Post-Conference Media Trip 
Orcas Island, Washington - USA
May 2018

Our IFWTWA members were treated to a three-day, two-night press trip to Orcas Island. Beautiful Orcas Island, located in the San Juan Islands of Washington State, is a popular destination for tourists and retirees. The natural isolation provided by Puget Sound gives Orcas Island a sense of peace and relaxation accompanied by the San Juan Islands’ already pristine natural beauty. Villages and hamlets like Orcas Village, West Sound, Deer Harbor, Eastsound, Olga and Doe Bay make Orcas Island a paradise not to be missed. Participants sampled the imaginative creations of Orcas Island’s award-winning chefs. They took an Island Hoppin’ brewery tour and sampled tide-to-table oysters at Buck Bay Shellfish Farm, chased with prize-winning organic white wines from Lopez Vineyards. In the quaint village of Eastsound, they sampled heritage preserves at Girl Meets Dirt and artisan chocolates infused with local flavors at Kathryn Taylor Chocolates. The spectacular view from Mount Constitution in Moran State Park, and the visit to historic Moran Mansion at Rosario Resort & Spa were all part of this memorable press trip.

Host: San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau

Orcas Island, Washington

Photo: Todd Montgomery  

Writers in Attendance:

Sue Montgomery
Todd Montgomery
Janice Neider 


IFWTWA Media Trip participants utilize Twitter, Instagram, Insta Stories, Facebook, Facebook Live and/or Facebook Stories in addition to social media promotion by IFWTWA and its pages.


Orcas Island: A Place to Really Get Away
Much to Savor in the San Juan Islands

Outlets added as they become available

Post Trip Clips Submission